The cache size should have no measurable effect on noise.
Any of the 7200rpm drives are ok for Vista, and any other OS for that matter. Their performance differences are minor. Get the capacity you need.
The 10,000 rpm velociraptor will be somewhat faster.
Surprisingly, the velociraptor is one of the quietest drives when the heat sink is removed. Read about it in ausch30's link to spcr.